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Exploring Operational problems of the goods supply chain in the Greek islands: Towards a reengineering of the system


  • Sambracos, Evangelos


identifying the problems of the current transport system. This concern stands within the framework of the European Union for the optimization of door to door transport chains in Europe. In discovering and identifying the weaknesses of the current system, first there is a reference to the special character of the Greek market consisting of numerous islands. Data is included regarding the current transportation system, the fleets and the goods transferred and also the weaknesses and drawbacks observed in the current transport chain. Taking the above observations and the gathered data into consideration, the paper ends with some conclusions and brainstorming with regard to the redesign and reengineering of the system that will allow for a door to door supply chain in this sensitive region for the Greek economy.

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  • Sambracos, Evangelos, 2000. "Exploring Operational problems of the goods supply chain in the Greek islands: Towards a reengineering of the system," MPRA Paper 54911, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:54911

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    1. Paravantis, John & Sambracos, Evangelos & Ntanos, Stamatios, 2008. "Energy Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Emissions of a Suburban Coastal Transport System," MPRA Paper 66438, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Sambracos, Evangelos, 2001. "The contribution of Coastal Shipping in the Regional Development of the Greek Islands. The Case of the Southern Aegean Region," MPRA Paper 52519, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Sambracos, E. & Paravantis, J. A. & Tarantilis, C. D. & Kiranoudis, C. T., 2004. "Dispatching of small containers via coastal freight liners: The case of the Aegean Sea," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 152(2), pages 365-381, January.

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    Coastal transport; sea transport; transport logistic chain; Greek Islands;

    JEL classification:

    • L91 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Transportation: General
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise


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